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French in Bosnia-Herzegovina


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
28,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 %   

French in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Introduction / History
In the 4th century AD, Gaul's eastern frontier along the Rhine was overrun by Germanic tribes, principally the Franks, from whom the ancient name of "Francie" was derived. The Franks were the first tribe among the Germanic conquerors of Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire to convert to Catholicism. France obtained the title "Eldest daughter of the Church,” and the French would adopt this as justification for calling themselves "the Most Christian Kingdom of France."

Existence as a separate entity began with the Treaty of Verdun in 843. Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire was divided into East, Middle, and West Francia. West Francia approximated the area occupied by modern France and was the precursor to modern France. The Carolingian dynasty ruled France until 987, when Hugh Capet, Duke of France and Count of Paris, was crowned King of France. His descendants progressively unified the country through a series of wars and dynastic inheritance.

The monarchy reached its height during the 17th century during the reign of Louis XIV. At this time, France possessed the largest population in Europe and had tremendous influence over European politics, economy and culture. French became the common language of diplomacy in international affairs and remained thus until the 20th century. Much of the Age of Enlightenment occurred in French intellectual circles, and major scientific breakthroughs were achieved by French scientists in the 18th century.

In addition, France obtained many overseas possessions in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. France maintained colonial possessions, in various forms, beginning early in the 17th century and lasting until the 1960s. Their once vast colonial holdings meant that they now live in many parts of Africa and Southeast Asia. Today, the French live not only in their own country, but over 100 others as well, including Bosnia-Herzegovina.

What are their lives like?
Most of the French in Bosnia-Herzegovina live in Sarajevo.

Professional sports are popular among the French. Bicycle racing, tennis, golf, rugby, soccer and basketball are among their favorites.

What are their beliefs?
Approximately one-half of the French population consider themselves to be Roman Catholic and one-third consider themselves agnostic or atheist. Many have adopted New Age spirituality.

What are their needs?
The French are considered “post-Christian” by many Evangelical theologians. No matter where they live, the French need to meet people who demonstrate biblical Christianity in their everyday lives to understand why they need Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray for God to send loving laborers to the French people no matter where they live.

Pray for workers who understand the French mindset and have the discernment how to approach them with the gospel.

Pray that soon there will be French people who love the Lord discipling others who will disciple others.

Pray for the French to turn their backs on New Age spiritual answers and recognize the lordship of Jesus Christ.

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Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: French
People Name General: French
Alternate People Names:
Franco-Mauritian MulattoMetropolitan
ROP3 Code: 103059
Joshua Project People ID: 11234
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 28,000
Population all Countries: 50,459,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: French
People Name General: French
Ethnic Code: CEW21b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: French (28,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fra    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity63.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam37.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1483-1989
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1478-2020
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus film: view in French
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWalking with Jesus video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
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GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: French
Text / Printed MatterBible: French
Text / Printed MatterBible: French
Text / Printed MatterBible: French
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for French
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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French in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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    French     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      French Bosnia-Herzegovina    
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